If you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation will pay for your medical expenses and lost wages, and in some cases, for retraining you or for permanent disability. You are not entitled under workers’ compensation to recompense for pain and suffering.
However, you might be able to pursue compensation for pain and suffering and emotional distress through a workplace injury claim. A workplace injury claim may be viable if your injury was caused by the fault of a third party—someone other than you, a co-worker or your employer. For instance, perhaps a piece of equipment you were using on the job was defective. Or while on the job you were in a motor vehicle accident caused by another person not a co-worker. Or your worksite itself was unsafe (and was owned by someone other than your employer).
The lawyers at Bifferato Gentilotti have significant experience with on-the-job injury claims. We will make sure that you are receiving all the workers’ compensation benefits that you are entitled to. We can also evaluate whether you have a claim against a third party. If you do, we will pursue it with diligence and speed to get you the compensation you deserve.